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Hi & welcome to my Sparkpage. My name is Laura, I'm 34, and this is my journey.


We have moved again. We are now back home in Texas! YAY!!!! We have been through a lot in the past year but things are starting to settle down. We have a lot more changes for our family comming but I believe all of those changes will be positve. My big girl will be going back to public school & I will be going back to work. Things are good here but there is a lot of stress from starting over yet again. Personally, I have struggled with losing any weight and had gotten so discouraged I gave up. Now it's time for me to get back on track & try to live a healthy life style even if I can't lose the weight.

So a lot has changed since I was last here in July. My family & I have moved to a new state and we are starting all over. Now that the Holidays are over & things have settled down it's time for me to get to work on myself. I have seen several doctors now & not one of them can give me a diagnosis, medication, or course of action that works. So it's back to basics for me. I MUST exercise DAILY & eat healthy. I have rethought my goals and my strategy. My new goal is to lose 50lbs by my 35th birthday. That boils down to about 5lbs a month to loose & keep off. Once I reach that goal I will set new goals but for now it's 50lbs before 35. I'm going to walk/jog/run in a park near my house every morning rain or shine. NO EXCUSES!!!! I want to live, to be happy with myself, to enjoy family pictures. All my adult life I have been overweight but it has really started to affect my daily life & the way I see myself in this past year. I've always said Yeah I'm fat but I'm happy. Well I am no longer happy!!! I'm angry, and frustrated, and mad. Of course it is all in my lap. I have no one to blame but myself. So, no one can fix this but me. I happy to be back. I LOVE Spark & hope to reconect with my old Spark friends as well as make new ones.

2009 - 20__(11 hopefully)
I am a mom of 2 young girls, a wife, a stay at home mom, and a home schooling mom. I have been "pleasantly plump" for most of my life. My husband loves me just the way I am; my kids don't even see the weight; but I see it and I DON'T love me like this. I am learning to see myself through God's eyes. He created me, knew me before anyone even knew I existed. He loves me because of my heart not my appearance. I want my life to reflect the glory of my Heavenly Father.

Favorite Quotes: Do or do not.... There is no try.
Master Yoda

Food is fuel NOT fun.

To elaberate on my quote above: food is not a friend when you're lonely, a hug when you're sad, a weapon when you're angry, a counselor when you need to sort things out. God made food to nourish our bodies. He gave us Christ to set us free and the Holy Spirit to give us comfort. And He surrounds us with friends and family for support. Food is fuel NOT fun!

My Health Issues: I have PCOS, had Severe Endometriosis until my hysterectomy last year, and I have a major hormone imballance. These are not excuses. They are my obstacles to overcome.

I posted this in a blog in March of 2011 when I was going through some difficult stuff. It's so precious to me I wanted to put on my page.

A Poem for my Girls

When I am broken hearted
When life seems too much to bear
When sorrow overwhelms me
I only need to see them standing there

Those sweet and loving faces
Those angelic little smiles
Their beautiful tiny voices
Even their quirky style

My girls, my gifts from heaven
My angels sent from above
My answers to a million prayers
My proof of God's unfailing love

So when this life gets crazy
When I'm filled with sorrow or doubt
I simply look at my baby girls
And know that it will all work out

Member Since: 1/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,640

My Goals:
I just want to drop the weight and KEEP it off!

50 LBS by 35! (Oct.)

Starting Weight: 241

1/8/2011: 234 -7lbs
*goal met for Jan*
(Wii Zumba for reward)

1/15: No weight loss :(

1/22: no weight loss

1/29: maintaining

Feb.: maintained

3/3: lost 2 lbs

3/10: lost 2lbs =D

3/17: maintained

Start Weight 241

8/2: -2lbs

8/9: -3lbs

My Program:
Healthy eating & exercise

Teaching my body that food is fuel not fun!!!

Exercise daily.

Have a 1,000 calorie deficit every day.

Personal Information:
We are back home in TEXAS!!!
I lived in Laurel, MS. I was raised in Texas most of my life. I married a Texas native & never even thought about moving away. I guess God had other plans.After we lived in Baton Rouge, LA. for 3 years my husband quit his corporate job & we packed up our big house to move near his family in Mississippi. He is starting a new business with his grandfather & my father. I have 2 beautiful daughters and have been married for 14 years to a wonderful man. I am truly blessed.

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I love people and to share with others. I am a positive person that likes to have other positive people around me. If your not already on it, join the "Done being the fat girl" team. They give tons of support and are a fun & great team!!!

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  • v JIBBIE49
    Since my birthday is on October 12th, I didn't realize that I forgot to send all the other DONE GIRLS birthday wishes.

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